Ondo NURTW crisis deepens
By DAYO JOHNSON
AKURE – LEADERSHIP crisis rocking the Ondo State chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, worsened, weekend, as the Deputy Chairman of the Union, Omobomi Ajisafe was allegedly beaten up by hoodlums.
He was said to have been invited to a drinking joint where he was ambushed and beaten up by thugs sympathetic to the other faction.
Vanguard learnt that the deputy chairman was rushed to the hospital after he was rescued by other members of the union who are members of his camp.
Narrating his ordeal, Mr. Ajisafe who urged the police to investigate the matter said: “After returning from Abuja, I went to our secretariat on Friday, but I was shocked by the attitude of some junior officers who were abusing me.
“Their attitude towards me was abnormal so, I began to suspect foul play and decided to leave the secretariat.
“ As I made to leave I received a phone call from the Chairman who asked me to come to a drinking joint beside the office.
“To my surprise, I saw many of our members there. They were armed but I could not turn back at that point. Before I knew what was happening, I was given the beating of my life in the presence of the chairman.
“At some point, he ordered them to stop beating me and asked my driver who was equally beaten to the leave the place. I was immediately rushed to the hospital where I was treated for my wounds”.
but policemen have been stationed at the office of the union to forestall any breakdown of law and order.